Ana Isabel Xavier , PHD

- Departamento de Ciências da Comunicação - Departamento de Relações Internacionais - Doutoramento em Relações Internacionais: Gepolítica e Geoeconomia - Licenciatura Ciências da Comunicação - Licenciatura em Relações Internacionais - Mestrado em Estudos da Paz e da Guerra nas Novas Relações Internacionais - Mestrado em Relações Internacionais

Auxiliary Professor at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa and invited lecturer in the Master Program in International Studies at ISCTE-IUL, Ana Isabel Xavier is also integrated researcher at OBSERVARE and associated researcher at Centro de Estudos Internacionais (CEI-IUL) and CISDI-UM – Centro de Investigação em Segurança e Defesa, Instituto Universitário Militar.
She holds a PhD in International Relations by the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra (specialism in European Studies), with a PhD thesis on the EU and security, entitled “A União Europeia e a Segurança Humana: um ator de gestão de crises em busca de uma cultura estratégica? Análise e considerações prospetivas.” (2011). Ana Isabel Xavier has a Master in Development Sociology (2006) and a Bachelor in International Relations (2003), both by the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra. She has a post-graduation in Human Rights and Democratization (2005) by the Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra.
She has audited the National Defence Program in 2011/2012 and , was the President of the Board of the Auditor Association of the National Defence Programs (AACDN) from 2014 to 2016. She was also an Auditor for the Youth Defence Program in 2004, at Alfeite naval base, and the president of the Board of the association DECIDE – Associação de Jovens Auditores para a Defesa, Segurança e Cidadania, between 2009 and 2013.
Ana Isabel Xavier belonged to the trainer network Team Europe, between 2007 and 2016. Since 2015, she is a regular trainer in the CSDP Training for Eastern Partnership Countries and in the CSDP Reflection Seminar. She is invited speaker at the Air Force Academy in the Air Force Captain Promotion Courses and in the Chief-Sargent Promotion Courses and in the traineeships of unit commanders.
In 2013, she was selected by Fulbright Portugal to attend SUSI – Study of United States Institute and, in 2016, she was selected for the German Marshall Fund Fellowship.
From March 2015 to February 2017, she was Subdirector-General of National Policy and Defence in the Directorate-General for National Policy and Defence, and was awarded the Cruz del Mérito Aeronáutico con Distintibo Blanco (August 2016) by the Spanish Government and the First Class National Defence Medal (December 2017), by the Portuguese Minister Azeredo Lopes.